This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: November 21

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1849

The St. Anthony Library Association is formed. A subscription library, it allows dues-paying members to borrow books and is a precursor to the free public library, which would be authorized by an 1879 law permitting tax levies to support libraries.

1902

The steamer Bannockburn and its twenty-member crew are seen for the last time as they set forth from Duluth, later disappearing somewhere on Lake Superior.

1924

The steamer Merton E. Farr strikes and heavily damages the Duluth-Superior Bridge.